‘To honor Dec. 30th is to learn its lessons,’ says Larijani


Iran’s Parliament speaker has said to honor December 30th rallies would only be possible through learning its lessons.
Mehr News parliamentary correspondent reported that Ali Larijani addressed the Parliament ahead of Tuesday’s open session about the foreign conspiracies, believing that “a public strong resolve inside the country and December 30th popular rallies thwarted all the conspiracies.”

“In the history of the Islamic Revolution, public’s revolutionary turnouts have always been crucial; this was public uprising which helped the Revolution to be born, and this was the public who changed totally the calculations of the enemy and with it the ultimate results of the War; this was the public who foiled in July 16, 1999 the sinister uprising of July 11 the same year; and similarly, this was Iran’s great epic rallies in December 30, 2009 who aborted the enemies’ plans,” Larijani told the parliament open session.

“The epic movement has many valuable lessons to be learned for the future and present of Iran; the Leader of the Islamic Republic once said that the enemies had predicted the fall of the system after the death of the late Imam Khomeini (RA); they expected and estimated to see this flame to fade out gradually; but the funeral ceremony of the late founder of the Revolution and the massive procession ensued plunged them into despair which was also helped by the great work of the journalists,” Larijani said.

The speaker of the Parliament then pointed to few ten-year cycles where the enemies would plan consecutive conspiracies to overthrow the system, citing the three events he discussed as turning points when their plans went unavailingly, producing nothing; “they based their plans on popular dissatisfactions and aggregated demands of the public, hoping that this would prove an effective channel leading to the overthrow of the system,” Larijani added.

“The conditions have changed drastically compared with it decade ago and even with it 5 years ago; the Islamic Republic is a system largely hinging upon democratic structures, and heavily relying on public vote; therefore, people displayed their cordial and strong links to the system in different occasions,” he praised the system and the public.

Larijani emphasized that the public vows of allegiance to the system sent important messages to ‘some of foolish western leaders’ that adventurism and political ploy would not help challenging the ‘strongly embedded system.’

Ali Larijani highlighted a famous quote by a western politician to having said that Iran’s then domestic conditions were critical, with a conflict ongoing inside the regime, revealing the internal strife, which Larijani believed was an indication that the western powers heavily based their calculations on internal rifts.

“The Islamic Republic enjoys a power orientating in its unique geostrategic position; this, combined with strong nation-state ties, the inspiration of the other nations in the region by the Revolution, and rich energy and raw material sources, and a strong defensive apparatus has given the country absolutely impeccable deterrence power against the enemies,” said Larijani, quoting recent remarks by US president Barack Obama who reportedly acknowledged the possibility that Iran turns into a regional hegemony.

“As such, currently Islamic Iran faces no serious military threat; however, we should always keep a strong defensive capability in line with the necessities of time and situation; this would send clear signals to others as well,” he concluded, emphasizing that to honor the glorious event of December 30th would be to learn its lessons for Iran’s future and present.

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